Thursday, September 18, 2014

How to Install Aluminum Metal Fence - Part 5 of 6 - Anchor Nuts and Cutting Anchors Tips

Fig.1 Crescent wrench
By Gary Boutin

Parts and Supplies:
Anchor nut (part of the Red Hot anchor kit)
Crescent wrench 8-inch
Fence rail support connector kits(8) 
Sawall and Metal Blade

Tyler Zowat lives in Perris, California. He had a new patio installed late last summer and he wanted to install a little privacy fence that he purchased from The Home Depot.

This post shows the four steps to tightened the anchor bolts and to trim the anchors for the patio fencing.  

Step 1: Above right fig.1 shows a crescent wrench starting the nut onto the bolt.  
Step 2: Fig.2 shows that not all the nuts needed to be tightened, a wrench may be needed if the threads were damaged from the sledge hammer.
Fig.2 Installing the anchor nut
Step 2: Fig.3 If the nut allows itself to the threaded use your fingers and thread to the bottom until finger tight.
Fig.3 Hand threading 
the anchor nut
Step 3: Fig.4 shows that the anchor nut is tightened and is being cut. Use the crescent wrench to tighten the anchor nut before painting it. Below the nut was painted prior to being cut.
Fig.4 Post, nuts painted 
prior to cutting
Step 4: Fig.5 shows that the anchor bolt is being cut above the anchor nut. This needs to be done on all the posts on the fence. 
Fig.5 cutting extra threads
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